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So my Logitech G402 mouse arrived today. I can live with a bent cable, even though it looks atrocious. I can adapt to the slightly different form or the different button placements. I am even positively surprised by the mouse wheel. But what makes the mouse highly unsuitable for my needs is that despite a completely over-the-top configuration software, there is apparently no way to assign a double click to a button.
None. Nada. Zilch!
Update (2016-01-04): There is a way to add a double-click, via a macro. Look at the comment after this posting. But it’s hidden and really hard to spot. Thanks again Mike for pointing it out 🙂
I mean look at this display:
So many setting. So much fine tuning.
And now look at the click options:
Yup, the double click is missing. After the single left click it’s probably the most frequently used click. And instead of clicking twice in short succession (why?!?!), my old Logitech mouse could assign a double click. One button press resulted in two registered mouse clicks. Makes total sense, given that a double click is actually a different command from a single click. So why not assign a button specifically for this frequently used action? Steer Mouse made this possible. But the in-house software by Logitech does not provide this option.
Waow, big letdown.
I tried to contact support, but they give you the usual run-around through their website and ask you to register. All I have is a simple question. Other sites can deal with customer questions with a simple eMail and then check whether the eMail actually exists.
So much for customer service.
Now I have a mouse whose logo glowed in the dark (until I disabled it), but no double click.
So, if you are looking for a mouse that makes working on the Mac easy, don’t buy the Logitech G402. It’s flashy, but not functional. 🙁
Update (2017-01-19, damn, I should have written this sooner): Look at the comments. Double click is possible via macros. So, yeah, now it actually is a great mouse — by a company who doesn’t make it easy for customers. 🙂